DIY tire changing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by arleigh, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Neither, one is junk, Fix-A-Flat, unreliable as to pressure loss or blowing up in your trunk on a hot day.
    Tire will not be hurt but you do need to tell the repair kid that it was used and it may have flammable gas in the tire and that now the tire has to be pulled down and the inside washed of the goo.

    Slime Kit all the way.[​IMG]

    60 some odd bucks Prime and more than just a expolsive can in your trunk.

    I have one in each vehicle and a small one on the Indian and a midsize in the Boata.

    Just daily prepping in the real world and with the cost of tires above 2C then a good cost efficient way to stay on the road.

    So easy to use even a LIB can find a homeless person to use it for them.
    5 Bucks$$$ and the LIB stays dirt free.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Good deal for use in a pinch. If you're in the middle of bugging out and you have a low tire, that's the way to go.
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  3. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    For safety sake I cary seal and air in my vehicles and motorcycle so I can air up and get safely off the road out of harms way, and deal with the problem in a much safer environment.
    I keep a small air compressor as well just for airing up soft tires.
    Some times it's nice to have for blowing out congested fuel lines or fuel filters enough to get some one home.

    If you've let off all the air pressure and place a PIG blanket pads below the wheel the pads will absorb all the slime keeping the mess in full containment no mess.
    For insurance put a plastic sheet down to help with containment then the pads on top to absorb the fluids.
    Just a thought.
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  4. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    The stabilizer on a backhoe works wonders, I did buy a tire changer from HF, but haven't set it up yet, I need to re-tire 4 rims off of a 240Z, dry rot...

  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    If you have an Air Leak on a tire, out in the middle of "No Where" there is a simple way to pump it up, and get yourself further down the Road.... I used this type System a LOT, with "The Pig" (My '55 Dodge PowerWagon Panel Truck that I courted AlaskaChick, IN) I had an AirHose as part of the Trucks Tool Kit. It had standard Air Hose Nozzle on one end, and an Adapter that Screwed into a Spark Plug Hole, on the other end. The hose was long enough to reach all the tires on the Truck... Used that method for the many years, I owned "The Pig"....
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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup can cause some $$ loss, but if stopped along side a busy Hwy I do not relish putting on a spare. Get off the interstate then worry about the cost. A death and totaled car is little comfort to saving a mickey mouse sensor.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
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  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    What a bunch of misinformation. If you're paying 846.31 then you need to find an honest dealer not to mention replacing the sensor just because you used Slime.

    Must just be something in the water.

    YMMV but here are facts.


    As leaders in the tire care and repair industry, Accessories Marketing, Incorporated (AMI), the manufacturers of SLiME Tire Sealant wish to address the mandate set forth in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act, passed in the fall of 2000. In response to this mandate, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that requires the installation of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) to all vehicles by September 1, 2007.

    From our findings, and after significant dialog with the leading manufacturers of TPMS devices, SLiME Tire Sealant will not damage TPMS devices. We understand TPMS manufacturers have conducted extensive testing to ensure their sensors remain operational after exposure to any chemical fluids that might come into contact with the sensors. This includes after market products, such as SLiME Tire Sealant. AMI has also conducted independent testing, which supports and verifies SLiME Tire Sealant’s compatibility with TPMS devices.

    Currently, there are two types of TPMS devices available: Direct and Indirect. SLiME Tire Sealant’s TPMS formulation is compatible with all TPMS systems. However, it is important to note that once installed, Slime Tire Sealant may come in contact with the sensor in a way that renders the sensor TEMPORARILY inoperable until it is properly cleaned, inspected and re-installed by a tire care professional.

    Because SLiME is a water soluble flat repair treatment, it is easily removed from the tire with water. At the time the affected tire is inspected by a tire care professional, they should clean the sealant from the tire, prepare the area and repair with a Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) approved patch/plug. The TPMS device should also be cleaned off with water to remove any sealant which may have come into contact with the device. Do not use any fine objects to ream and clean the small pressure sensor opening as it may damage the electronics. After the repaired tire is replaced and inflated the TPMS system will resume operating as normal.

    Please note that SLiME is recommended as a REPAIR for all Over the Road (OTR) applications.
  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    If you're gonna post then post the truth/facts.
  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have those little pressure gauges on each valve stem .But I don't assume them to always be right. I feel the tires.
    I think it's more important the a people do their own inspection on their vehicle, rather then trusting an electronic device .
    it's not going to tell you there is a nail in the tire, even though it may not be leaking air at the time, or that the tread is wearing unevenly, or down to the cord, or delamination in the side wall.
    You actually have to look at it and make some decisions .
    Leaving this inspection to some electronic device alone is asking for trouble, providing some one else to falsely blame.
    Being a motorcyclist, as a kindness, if the opportunity works out, and I see some one with a light not working, or low tire problem, I will pull along side at a signal or parking spot, and let them know .
    one out of 10 will say " I know, thanks " , the rest usually are very grateful, and just thank me.
    I realize that people are rushing to work or home and often neglect to inspect the car before going any where, but it's kind of a natural for me with my own vehicles and my various jobs working on equipment and company vehicles.
    And I HATE being stopped for stupid stuff like that.
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  10. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    I use my loader to break the bead
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  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yes I too appreciate the TPS System, none the less I still have the issued Slime Tire Gauge, a High Pressure Gauge and a easy to read gauge.

    The TPS is a nice touch and one that works well in most cases. BUT, the batteries run down and have to be replaced and we will soon see a large number of them going off line for this fact.

    So suspenders and belt for me, I do wish my motorcycle had a TPS.
  12. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Sorry there bub but you made a complete statement of a dollar amount for an unknown make and model for an unspecified repair and proceeded to declare Slime was junk for all systems and then proceeded to ignore the approval of Slime for TPMS Systems.

    Not clear why you seem to need to knock me, but for myself take it private if you have more to say to me.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016
  13. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have checked my cans of flat fix and they all say sensor friendly.
    I don't have vehicles with they sensor any way , but I should think that getting to safety, should be more important than inconvenience .
    In some events I have used the stuff to get off the road safely then find the source of leak ,which is usually a nail, pull the nail and ram in a glued plug in and trim it and reinflate and call it done.
    The bigger problem is tube tires that need to be dealt with very fast before the tire falls to the degree the nail punctures the inside diameter of the tube then the tire repair stuff won't work . Centrifugal force won't let it make contact in that area of the tube.
    My worst flat was a 60d nail that went through the tread and side wall .
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  14. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Not mine but, was at the tire shop one day and the Manager came into the office and showed another guy a chunk of pressed and formed steel they removed from inside the tire. Something like 3" x 6".

    A very small hole was in the side wall and the owner said that one minute he was driving and the next second he had a Flat.

    Ah well you do what you can and hope for the best.
  15. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup all sensors I've seen are pretty much a combo of stainless, plastic and rubber or some variant of that combo.

    Just a little sensor package that is sealed, with the protocol of the "TPMS" brain and wireless sending unit.

    Many go for around $35 and in the newest units they will reset on their own. Nice product, reminds me of the P&F sensors/read write heads, I used back in '93.
  16. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Sounds like it would be an exceptionally valuable tool to have on one's trailer.
  17. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Great thought, now to have a Bubble Gum Machine Light to enhance the information.

    It might well exist already!
  18. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
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  19. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Thanks for the info.
  20. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Sometimes, the problem is not breaking the bead loose, but reseating it. Those small compressors, and hand pumps just don't put out enough volume quickly enough to overcome the air loss at the rim.
    If you don't have an aircan, a wrap of rope or a cargo strap down the center of the tread, will push the rubber against the rim. Rope gets tightened with any stick or lugnut wrench. (Spanish windlass )
    I've used this method many times, even off road. It works. (Make sure you clean both rubber and rim as much as possible for a good seal).
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